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According to the Book of Revelation, Jesus promised to return “quickly.” What does “quickly mean”?

According to the Book of Revelation, Jesus promised to return “quickly.” What does “quickly mean”? Answer: In Revelation 22:12 (see also verse 20), Jesus declares, “I am coming quickly” to render judgment on mankind. To God, a thousand years is like an earthly day that has already passed (Psalms 90:4). It is a fleeting moment [Read More]

According to the New Testament, after how long an interval did Jesus promise to return to earth?

According to the New Testament, after how long an interval did Jesus promise to return to earth? Answer: Jesus’ alleged remarks about the parousia, that is, his promised second “presence,” “arrival,” present a problem for Christianity. Some of his statements anticipate a quick return (Matthew 10:23; Mark 9:1; John 14:3, 21:22-23), other comments are less [Read More]

Does Isaiah, chapter 11, refer to Jesus?

Does Isaiah, chapter 11, refer to Jesus? Answer: Isaiah states, “And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall bear fruit” (11:1). Undoubtedly, the phrase “out of the stock of Jesse” signifies the Davidic dynasty, from which will come forth the Messiah, “the [Read More]